Conference Minister

Lay Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Webinar on July 20

Join us on Monday, July 20 for a special webinar for the Southeast Conference What kind of pressures are you as lay leaders experiencing? How...

What Does July 4th Mean This Year?

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but the spirit of power, of courage and resolution, to meet difficulties and dangers; the...

Join us Virtually for a Conference-Wide Unity Worship Event on Saturday, June 20

You and your congregation are invited to join us for our Southeast Conference Unity Worship Event at 11 am Eastern/10 am Central on June...

“How Long?” A Personal Reflection on a Hard Week

by Rev. Char Burch, Transitional Conference Minister COVID-19 has been described as an invisible enemy – one that affects everyone. As a result, most people...

Pastoral Letter About Reopening Churches from the Conference Minister

Grace to you and Peace! On May 18, thirty-eight Moderators, Church leaders, and Pastors joined on Zoom for a conversation about “Re-Opening Church” – which...

Making Decisions and Planning for Reopening of Churches

by Rev. Char Burch, Transitional Conference Minister Note: There will be a "Reopening of Churches, Part II" session on Monday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m....

Re-Opening Our Churches

When We Worship in-Person, Please Use Extreme Caution! by Transitional Conference Minister Char Burch As States begin to “re-open,” the question is being asked, “when can...

Learning and Gathering opportunities for the Week of March 30

Greetings! I sincerely hope that you are staying healthy and doing well through these uncertain times! As Conference staff, we have been seeking to be helpful...

COVID-19: Zoom Reminders, Other Updates (March 17)

Additional Zoom Meetings for Pastors/Church Leaders to Gather Because of the changing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have added additional opportunities for clergy/church leaders...

COVID-19: Support for Clergy and Church Leaders

Grace and peace! I sincerely hope that you are doing well and able to take a deep breath in the midst of these anxious times. In...